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Claudiu Petrescu
In and out point for pen tool mask After Effects
on Aug 3, 2015 at 2:40:18 pm

I'm having some footage that I need to use several masks for in After Effects, during which there are a few places when I need to use a mask depending on that section. Is there the possibility to "activate" that mask starting at X frame and end it at Y frame so it doesn't interfere with other masks on the SAME clip? In my particular case, the in point is the more important one.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: In and out point for pen tool mask After Effects
on Aug 3, 2015 at 3:55:57 pm

You can animate the Mask Path property using Hold keyframes. The change in the mask path is instantaneous, and it stays rock-steady until it encounters another keyframe.

Dave LaRonde
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KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Claudiu Petrescu
Re: In and out point for pen tool mask After Effects
on Aug 3, 2015 at 7:49:18 pm

That should do the trick then quite easily. Thanks for letting me know about the workaround.


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